Swing through the jungle canopy!
Orangutan means "man of the forest" in the Malay language. But even though the orangutan is one of humankind's closest cousins, it is on the brink of extinction.
Stunning, close-up photographs and engaging text introduce young readers to the life of the only ape that lives outside of Africa. Find out how the orangutan spends its day, what kind of fruit it likes, and how it tests the depth of a river to learn if it is safe to cross. Witness the birth of an orangutan baby and watch as its mother carefully protects it from the dangers of the forest.
Discover what you can do to help conservationists at orangutan rescue centers and learn more about these incredible apes with the recommended books and websites included on the resource page.